Jamtara Wilderness Camp
Jamtara Wilderness Camp is a lovely tented camp at the edge of Pench National Park, the evocative setting for Rudyard Kipling’s classic novel, The Jungle Book.
The evocative setting for Rudyard Kipling’s classic, The Jungle Book, Pench National Park is one of India’s finest nature reserves. Species that reside here include the majestic Bengal tiger, monkey, jungle cat, sloth bear and barking deer as well as a rich variety of birdlife. Located in a leafy rural village just outside the park’s boundary, Jamtara Wilderness Camp offers a wonderful base to explore this picturesque wilderness.
Accommodation at Jamtara Wilderness Camp is in 10 light, bright and charming suites under canvas. Each tent features smooth timber floors, a private bathroom and covered patio where guests can sleep at night beneath mosquito netting should they desire to do so. It’s also possible to spend the night outdoors in a “machaan” or raised timber platform – traditionally used by farmers to keep an eye on their crops overnight. Jamtara’s version is more akin to an African starbed, indeed, a romantic four-poster version, veiled with mosquito netting to keep any bugs away.
Two Pench National Park safaris are scheduled each day, for your best chances of viewing wildlife, with walks also available in the buffer zone outside reserve boundaries. Other things to do at Jamtara Wilderness Camp include visiting its namesake village – a truly rural, sleepy place where the chief activity is farming.
How to get to Jamtara Wilderness Camp
Jamtara Wilderness Camp is located in Jamtara village, approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes’ drive from the city of Nagpur.
Activities at Jamtara Wilderness Camp
- Pench jungle vehicle safaris
- Nature walks
- Village visits
- Starbed sleepouts
*Some activities are available at extra cost.
Jamtara Wilderness Camp Highlights
- A lovely tented camp at the edge of Pench National Park
- Discover the species that inspired Rudyard Kipling’s classic, The Jungle Book
- Game drives in search of Bengal tiger, gaur and monkeys
- Visits to an authentic rural village which shares the camp’s name
- Memorable sleepouts on a “machaan” or traditional starbed
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